A. DONALD FISHBEIN, age 85, passed away December 1, 2018; beloved husband of Suzanne; father of Fran (Dave) Werner, Ellen Rubin and Paul (Susan) Fishbein; grandfather of Sarah Rubin, Jacob and Kate Fishbein. Dear brother-in-law and uncle of many. Loving son of the late Sara and Max Fishbein; devoted brother of the late Dr. Harold (Diane) Fishbein.
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After obtaining his J.D. and passing the Illinois Bar Exam, Don started his Chicago law practice as a sole practitioner and continued practicing for over 40 years. He was a person of great compassion and empathy and was devoted to his clients. He was a student of the American Indian and American history and most admired Abe Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. He enjoyed traveling the American West, visiting historical sites and hiking our national parks. He had a great appreciation for the Japanese aesthetic, traveled to Japan and created many Japanese gardens. He was a long distance runner, completed 7 marathons and was dedicated to physical fitness.
Don was proud of being a first generation American and always grateful to his parents for the sacrifices they made for his brother and him. He had a quick mind and a droll sense of humor and a smile that would light up a room. He will be forever missed.
Funeral services were held in the Chicago area. Memorial contributions may be made to your local library, YMCA, Boulder JCC or charity of your choice.